As writers, we are always learning. At the start of 2022, we began a series of WordFam Workshops to learn about punctuation and grammar together as a group. The workshops happen regularly on
our Discord server, and everyone is welcome! Check out the calendar to see when the next one is.
Don’t worry if you missed a workshop! Each session is recorded and you can catch up with them here.
Workshop Topics #1 Full Stops Commas #2 Apostrophes Colons Semi-colons #3 Ellipses Parentheses Dashes Asides #4 Dialogue Taglines Loglines Blurbs #5 Synopses Prologues Epilogues #6 Active vs Passive Voice Show Don’t Tell #7 World Building #8 Story Planning #9 Editing & Redrafting
(Note: there may be a delay for full subtitles to be available after a video is first published, we thank you for your patience. We strive to make these videos accessible where we can.)
Workshop #1 covers an introduction to the series, and discusses full stops and commas.
Workshop #2 discusses apostrophes, colons, and semi-colons.
Workshop #3 discusses ellipses, parentheses, hyphens, and dashes. We also talk about asides and offsets.
Workshop #4 discusses dialogue, loglines, taglines, and blurbs. Our longest workshop yet!
Workshop #5 discusses synopses, prologues, and epilogues.
Workshop #6 discusses active and passive voice, and show don’t tell.
Workshop #7 discusses world building: tools, methods, with a scenario walkthrough.
Workshop #8 discusses story planning: why it’s useful even if you’re not a planner, different methods, and a scenario walkthrough.
Workshop #9 discusses editing and redrafting for writers: how it works, the tools available to you, and some best practices to help you make your story shine.